Sunday, September 18, 2016
SEC Report Card Week 3 Saturday September 17, 2016 graded
Tennessee Grade B+
Ohio 19 Tennessee 28
The Big Orange have had a Athletic Directors nightmare this year. The tune up teams they scheduled are good teams. UT won against a good App State and Ohio University this year between SEC games. UT rises to the head of the SEC East class if they beat Florida next week.
Vanderbilt Grade F
Vanderbilt 7 Georgia Tech 38
Vandy got trucked by a hard to figure GT team. Tech looks to be from the 4th-the 6th best team in the ACC. We cannot be anything but concerned that the Vandy Einstein’s might need to do what they have never done - drop a class. Ooops they can’t. It’s football PE to the Big Bang guys. Vandy might have passed on their last chance at victory for the year.
Alabama Grade A+ Ole Miss Incomplete grade
Alabama 48 Ole Miss 43
Alabama wins in a variety of ways with a variety of of 5 star players. Their pressure is excellence every week. This is expected and required by fans and Saban. Ole Miss’s like Meat Loaf can sing “2 outa 3 Aint’t Bad”. The Rebs have been given an incomplete as they have played Florida State, Wofford, Alabama and next week Georgia. The Rebs are in the top 25 still because of respect for their schedule. The Rebs will get a summative score after the play UGA. They could be called the #1 first quarter team in America. You have to finish the whole syllabus Rebs to get on the honor roll.
South Carolina Grade B
East Carolina 15 South Carolina 20
South Carolina is looking for the right look in uniforms. After much critiques of the first 2 weeks the all black is their best look so far. A win steadies the Gamecocks out after a 3 game start with the new coach.
Kentucky Grade A-
New Mexico State 42 Kentucky 62
The Cats got it done like an SEC team should against a mid-level non-conference team.
Texas A&M Grade A- Auburn Grade C-
Texas A&M 29 Auburn 16
Auburn and the Aggies both needed this win. Both teams might have new coaches next year. The Auburn defense is better than last year. The problem for Auburn’s Malzahn is that he is an offensive coach. The offense is getting worse. His previous point scoring is why he has a big time job - for now.
Florida Grade A-
North Texas 0 Florida 32
Florida is not flashy but steady. They will be the mid-season valedictorians if they whip UT again. This is another hard to grade game to see what it tells us.
Arkansas Grade A-
Texas State 3 Arkansas 42
Arkansas like their coach is thinking big. It is hard to grade this game.
Georgia GradeB+ Missouri Grade B-
Georgia 28 Missouri 27
This game was about 2 mediocre teams trying to get to the next level in the SEC East. UGA by some opinions was fortunate to win. The optimistic view about the Dawgs is Jacob Eason got the team turning upwards to the top of the SEC East play with firing the winning TD to Isaiah McKenzie. Kirby Smart earns 2 stars. One for calling time outs early to save time on the clock for the offense to win. The second star is for is better using Isaiah McKenzie. I don’t think it takes a Vandy Einstein to simply get that player the ball ASAP and a lot.